Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Campus Compact envisions colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life. We challenge all of higher education to make civic and community engagement an institutional priority.


Institutions of higher education serve as vital agents for change by using community-based learning and engagement.


Campus Compact for Southern New England puts special emphasis on partnerships to support student success and civic learning across the education continuum. We help colleges and universities advance community goals in areas such as K-12 learning, college readiness, college access, and the development of student civic knowledge and skills at every level. Campus Compact’s work strengthens colleges and universities as contributors to educational improvement now while developing the next generation of citizens and leaders for our communities.


In 2016, the governing boards of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts Campus Compacts unanimously voted to merge the three states into a regional Campus Compact for Southern New England. The new operational structure was launched officially in July 2017. This organizational shift is leveraging the strong infrastructure for engagement collectively built in the three states over the past 20+ years and to creating a national model for integrated community-based teaching and research across state lines. Campus Compact for Southern New England will be operating as a regional team within the national Campus Compact organization, administrative support of the national office.

Read the Announcement for CCSNE from CT, MA, & RI Board Chairs